CM Punk is heading back to AEW, or maybe he isn’t, we aren’t totally sure. What we do know is that earlier today at the Warner Brothers Discovery 2023/2024 Upfront presentation it was announced that AEW: Collision will make its debut on June 17 on TNT. While that news was expected by many, others had their hopes held high that CM Punk’s return to the All Elite would be following suit.
In the wake of Punk not being included as part of the Collision announcement was a statement from Warner Brothers Discovery asserting that The Second City Saint is not affiliated with the new AEW show. Despite that very direct statement, it is still being reported that Punk is expected to be a part of Collision, and it has been pointed out that his name was included as part of an earlier, cached version of the press release.
On today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez gave his thoughts on CM Punk not being included as part of the AEW: Collision announcement.
“I know a lot about this. Okay?” Alvarez began. “He has gotten mad about various things, many times. It has been a tightrope walk with CM Punk. There were graphics with CM Punk on the graphic. Now, there are graphics without CM Punk on the graphic. So it is not impossible that this deal with CM Punk has fallen through, it is not impossible.
“He might be announced tonight. That might be the big announcement but I will put it this way, it is not impossible that we do this show tomorrow and there was no announcement whatsoever of CM Punk. That is not impossible. Okay? I can tell you that for a fact it is not impossible.”
Tony Khan is actively promoting tonight’s Dynamite on Twitter and is teasing more information in regard to Collision will be announced. Could Khan also announce Punk’s return? Tune in to find out!